Jacob’s Wrestling Match | Genesis 32:26

There’s something wonderful to be gleaned about the night Jacob spent wrestling with the angel–he wouldn’t let the angel go until the angel blessed him. It’s widely thought that the angel was the Incarnate Christ, and that time spent wrestling was Jacob’s full surrender to be dependent on God . . . and God alone.

Ever since I read that passage, I haven’t left my time with God each morning until I received a blessing for the day. For me, that means a new realization, a new understanding, a different way of looking at a problem, an “aha” moment. He’s never failed me.  Somehow, I’ve sensed God’s delight in hanging on each morning for that blessing.

Memory verse of the week: “I will not let you go unless you bless me” (Genesis 32:26, NIV).


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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.

Comments

  1. Marilyn says:

    Thanks for sharing Suzanne. I like those early morning blessings from God during my quiet time with Him, too. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Juanita Wickey says:

    Loved hearing more about Jacob. Also, I will not leave the word until He blesses me. A challenge for sure.